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Grammarly

Das_Kofferradio By Rocafort8 - Own work, Public Domain, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=9103493
By Rocafort8 – Own work, Public Domain, httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=9103493

Which of these rhymes is more elegant? (Caveat to readers, this may be a trick question.)

“No swingin’, no jerkin’

Let your muscles do the werkin'”

or, the more grammatically correct

Don’t swing, don’t jerk

Let your muscles do the work

Sometimes poetry is in the flow of the words and not just in their punctiliousness.

(Thank you, Troy for the lesson.)

 

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Do you remember this?

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Time and the river wait for noone. Photos © Tamara Beck.

I have expunged so much and so many from my recollection

When they come creeping in, it’s on ghost feet

Sometimes I welcome the newly remembered

Sometimes I dread the associations they bring me

Some memories amuse, others confuse, some

Simply disabuse me of my moral superiority, I

Have not served truth or justice, not always,

Just sometimes; glory is not mine to strut or savor,

Not always, just sometimes, Who were you? Who was I?

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The album

BB+TBWe will never be this young again

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We always knew that, but didn’t

Believe it, until one day, looking

At pictures of how we were, when

 

We were that young, smiling photos,

The happiness blended with youth,

We had to confess that time had

Passed, happily and with the stealth

 

Of time slipping by, unnoticed and

Quieter than the images of those young

Happy people looking back at us

 

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I keep lists

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By US Department of State – National Records, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30459828

And I share lists. These are in the category of not to be confused:

Dangerous Minds

A Beautiful Mind


A Serious Man

A Rational Man

Man with the Golden Arm

No country for Old Men


All The King’s Men

Life of a King


Any Jason Bourne

Any James Bond


Dangeous Minds

Les Liaisons Dangereuses (but you knew that)


Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Alice’s Restaurant

Alice in Wonderland

 

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Splashy

The river in its infinite variety
Is always the same, running this
Way and that, making waves, or
Having them made on it by the
Passing boats and barges in
Their infinite variety, always
The same but different

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In the garden

Let’s imagine a world of peace and harmony. Now imagine who (or what) would want to disrupt such a calm prospect.

Are we in the garden of Eden? Does it require a devil (or THE DEVIL) to tear it all apart?

Who would not want to live a life of quiet tranquility? Would you want to trade in complete serenity for disorder and chaos?